Definitions starting with P

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peter

[etym. uncertain, but possibly an avoidance term for cooter turtle; see COOT] n. a fresh-water turtle, Chrysemys felis: 1978 Modern-day Cat Islanders. . are fond of eating freshwater turtles, which they call peter" (Campbell 71). = LAND GUEFER

Tags: animal, noun

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Last update: 2012-12-02 16:09
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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